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Adelitas Way Rock
Adella Lane Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Covers | Standards, Rock, World
Adestria Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Adhima Hip-Hop & Rap, Reggae & Ska
Adriana Smith and Ghost in the Graveyard Rock
Adrian Demain Rock
Adrian Liu Classical
Adrienne Nims Jazz
Adrienne Nims & Spirit Wind Jazz
Ad Seg Metal | Hardcore, Punk, Rock
Aerodrone Pop, Rock
The Áfrojazziacs Jazz, Latin | Tejano, Reggae & Ska
Afrotruko Latin | Tejano
afterschoolspecial Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
AfterShock Seven Blues & Soul, Funk, Rock
After the Crash Alternative, Pop, Rock
Against the World Metal | Hardcore
Agave Reggae & Ska, Rock
Agent 22 Jazz, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock

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Local Music News

Sara Watkins

Watkins was named Instrumentalist of the Year at the Americana Music Association’s 15th Annual Honors & Awards.

Julieta Venegas

The singer earned three Latin Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year and Best Pop/Rock Album for her seventh studio full-length Algo Sucede (Something’s Happening).

The Shambles

The Spanish TV program Cachitos de Hierro y Cromo aired an edition called "Yeah, Yeah!" chronicling Spanish bands that included the Shambles performing Los Brincos' "Nadie Te Quiere Ya" on Spain's Los Conciertos de Radio 3 TV show in 1999.

The Sickstring Outlaws

"The Sickstring Outlaws are excited to announce that we will be working with Liberty Call Distilling and producing our very own brand of moonshine called Electric Moonshine, which will be sold online, in stores, and at our shows."

Reverend Stickman

"I am heading into Berkeley Sound to record a new acoustic EP," reports the Reverend, whose last full-length was More Than Blues in 2014.

Carol Williams

The longtime (15 years) San Diego Civic Organist will resign her position at the end of September in order to relocate to Virginia, after a final September 25 performance at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.

Allison Adams Tucker

Her new album WANDERlust (featuring a cover of "Pure Imagination," best known from Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka film) entered September as the number one added album to stations on JazzWeek charts.


The female-fronted band's sophomore album Wandering Soul debuted at number 1 on the iTunes Reggae Chart, at number 1 on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart, and at number 10 on the Heatseekers Albums Chart.

Derren Raser

Raser has moved back to San Diego from St. Louis, just in time to play his new EP The Retelling around town.

Orbis Max 2.0

"The Orbis Max song 'Can't Live Without Your Love' will be included on the upcoming Flavor of the Month various artists compilation from the Ice Cream Man label," reports Craig Carlstrom.

Mike Stax

His book Swim Through the Darkness: My Search for Craig Smith and the Mystery of Maitreya Kali, to be published by Process Media, chronicles the songwriter from Penny Arkade, Chris & Craig, Maitreya Kali, and the Good Time Singers.

Casey Turner

His song “Waves on the Ocean” will be played on the International Space Station on September 23.


In its third lineup change in four weeks, drummer Bobby Blotzer's incarnation of Ratt lost guitarist Nicholas "Blaze" Baum and former Ratt bassist Robbie Crane, as former guitarist Warren DeMartini threatens legal action over Blotzer still using the Ratt name with no other founding members.

Stick Figure

The rising reggae rockers are on the cover of Pollstar magazine, thanks to their album Set In Stone having recently topped the Billboard reggae chart.

JJ Cale

The late singer-songwriter will be heard on Eric Clapton's upcoming concert album Live in San Diego, recorded at iPayOne Center (former Sports Arena) on March 15, 2007.

Normandie Wilson

"I got my first song placed in a television show" reports the songstress, whose music was recently heard on Amazon's streaming program Hand of God.

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